M A L AY S I A
L commissioned to extend the award-winning Open House: Intimate Home, situated in Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur. Ensuring privacy in a high-density neighbourhood and providing multiple family functions within a site smaller than a tennis court were the main challenges. Innovation led to the flexible façade screen, which combines the use of aluminium frames on a steel structure while utilising 9,000 strips of locally-sourced Merpauh tropical hardwood. Acting as a heat and light filter, the screen wraps around the upper two levels, providing intimacy with an option for openness, with sliding and swing doors to juxtapose against every window and door of the main building envelope, whilst also engendering a singular building aesthetic and optimising environmental sustainability. The façade screen consequently allowed more use of glass, especially at the double-
height bookshelf-lined open study area. This increased natural light penetration, especially to areas deeper within the building envelope as well as to the lower levels (crucial given the site’s relatively lower ground level). At ground level, this led to a hybrid internalexternal space achieved by drawing in curated landscaping – including a 5-meter high green wall at the rear courtyard – into the open living and dining spaces. Taking all of this together – innovations in the façade screen design and construction coupled with complementary use of glass and greenery – managed to achieve the client’s preferred trifecta of providing multiple function family spaces that are private and intimate, creating open and juxtaposed spaces for entertaining, and achieving, wherever possible, a high degree of environmental sustainability.
Endeavour Land Sdn. Bhd.
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BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE MALAYSIA Open House: Intimate Home by Endeavour Land Sdn. Bhd. Asia Pacific Property Awards
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